Ben Nadel
On User Experience (UX) Design, JavaScript, ColdFusion, Node.js, Life, and Love.
I am the chief technical officer at InVision App, Inc - a prototyping and collaboration platform for designers, built by designers. I also rock out in JavaScript and ColdFusion 24x7.
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Ed

Member since Dec 11, 2008

Recent Blog Comments By Ed

  • They're All Just Text Files (Adobe ColdFusion IDE Survey)

    Posted on Jan 10, 2008 at 6:59 AM

    I looked at Pulse and that is very cool, now I just need to figure out how to get RDS support to go along with it. The web tools link is also very interesting, I looked at that a while ago and I think I need to revisit it.... read more »

  • They're All Just Text Files (Adobe ColdFusion IDE Survey)

    Posted on Jan 8, 2008 at 9:32 AM

    I've tried all of the IDEs out there, homesite, cfstudio, dreamweaver and eclipse. I'm still using homesite as the others all annoy me for different reasons. I think eclipse has the most potential but one of the things that bugs me is having to install all the different elements like cfeclipse, apta... read more »

  • Date Looping Using ColdFusion Custom DateLoop Tag

    Posted on Aug 15, 2007 at 7:04 AM

    I figured it out. Sorry to have bothered you mate. I was being a complete muppet... read more »

  • Date Looping Using ColdFusion Custom DateLoop Tag

    Posted on Aug 15, 2007 at 6:34 AM

    This custom tag is super Ben, one question though, how do I make the to dates dynamic? It only seems to work if I hard-code the date in the to="" field of the custom tag, if I try and create a variable for today using the dateformat function and then insert that variable into the custom tag it doesn... read more »

  • Favorite Folders In HomeSite (Thanks John Elliott!)

    Posted on Aug 1, 2007 at 9:25 AM

    Yes, eclipse is great at some things but I still find myself using homesite most of the time. :-)... read more »

  • Favorite Folders In HomeSite (Thanks John Elliott!)

    Posted on Aug 1, 2007 at 8:59 AM

    Definitely, I've tried all the others and I keep coming back to HS. Shame on Allaire/Macromedia/Adobe for not continuing development. Dreamweaver drives me crazy!... read more »

  • Favorite Folders In HomeSite (Thanks John Elliott!)

    Posted on Aug 1, 2007 at 8:24 AM

    OMG! I can't believe I never spotted that before! It works on FTP folders too! Way to go Ben!... read more »

  • Learning ColdFusion 8: CFImage Part II - Tag Based Image Manipulation

    Posted on Jun 15, 2007 at 11:01 AM

    I know, in my opinion cfimage is like installing warp-drive in the space shuttle. PHP and ASP and all the others seem utterly primitive and annoying by comparison. Can you imaging having to build your images tutorial using ASP or PHP? :-)... read more »

  • Learning ColdFusion 8: CFImage Part II - Tag Based Image Manipulation

    Posted on Jun 15, 2007 at 5:16 AM

    Superb tutorial, I particularly like the idea of putting the size on the image so one can see the changes. For development this facility is excellent. Why not run one of your competitions to work out what is the coolest new feature of CF 8. I'm torn between CFIMAGE and the new Ajax tools, both offe... read more »

  • Transferring HomeSite Configuration Files (HELP)

    Posted on Mar 19, 2007 at 6:54 AM

    It's true that I am a fussy little prima-donna at the best of times but then I have high standards :-) I agree that eclipse is the best of the lot but I find it quite unstable even running on a high-end gaming machine which is what I use at home. It's getting better though and I agree that it's grea... read more »

  • Transferring HomeSite Configuration Files (HELP)

    Posted on Mar 16, 2007 at 8:26 AM

    <cf_rant> Just read this post, I have to say that as a developer I have real issues with all of my IDEs. I started coding HTML using Notepad back in the dark ages (early 90s) since then I think I've used just about every code editor around. Most recently having started with Eclipse. The only t... read more »

  • Kinky Solutions Now Carries Saucy Content (Saucy)

    Posted on Mar 15, 2007 at 12:23 PM

    On another subject, Ben do you know an easy way to convert all those annoying smart quotes into normal HTML? I've tried various things but can't seem to get the chr() values correct. Some say is 145-148 some say it's 8212 and 8211. If you've got any ideas I'd be grateful cuz I'm stuck :-(... read more »

  • Kinky Solutions Now Carries Saucy Content (Saucy)

    Posted on Mar 15, 2007 at 9:38 AM

    Arf arf. I couldn't agree more Simon!! :-)... read more »

  • Kinky Solutions Now Carries Saucy Content (Saucy)

    Posted on Mar 15, 2007 at 9:28 AM

    Ben, dude! Stop apologising!!!! Who cares if you offend a few people, it's your blog and your soapbox so say whatever you like and let the thought-controllers and fascist censorship monkies say whatever they want, just ignore 'em. If people are offended by what you write then tough bananas for them!... read more »

  • Parsing CSV Values In To A ColdFusion Query

    Posted on Feb 13, 2007 at 7:14 AM

    What a fabulous little function, thanks Ben, you've saved me hours of messing around!!... read more »

  • Tim Cracked The GMail - CFMailPart Puzzle!

    Posted on Nov 24, 2006 at 10:12 AM

    I wish! :-)... read more »

  • Tim Cracked The GMail - CFMailPart Puzzle!

    Posted on Nov 24, 2006 at 10:07 AM

    Thanks for the quick response Ben, I just tested the theory and it didn't work in Eudora. Then again we're talking about a main client so old that it predates any modern standards for emails! Oh well, I'll keep trying. Thanks again for your help.... read more »

  • Tim Cracked The GMail - CFMailPart Puzzle!

    Posted on Nov 24, 2006 at 7:08 AM

    cfmailpart should be great, but then along comes blackberry and a client using Eudora 3.1 and all the rules go out of the windows because neither of those clients handles the mailpart tag correctly. i'm royally stuck now because our client is desperate to use HTML but some of the users just can't se... read more »